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Fabulous Moolah or Jo Nobody?

Patricia Sullivan

Here's the dilemma of working obits: Do we choose the entertaining life story of the Fabulous Moolah or the gazillion smaller obits of local residents? It's pretty obvious what writers and obit fans like to read; but people who actually subscribe to the paper (the ones who pay the bills) insist that they want those stories of the bureaucrats and volunteers. We walk a line and second-guess ourselves constantly. You be the editor: What's the best choice?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 6, 2007; 11:40 AM ET
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I enjoy a handful of local obits with a little Moolah thrown in.

Posted by: AF | November 6, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Im a native Washingtonian not in the city and I would like to see if any people I know have died . Thank You.

Posted by: ismail mmuhammad | November 6, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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